If your teeth have unsightly gray, yellow, or brown stains, you’ve probably tried over-the-counter whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, or strips to get rid of them. Unfortunately, these store-bought products are usually incapable of helping you achieve a dazzlingly bright smile. To attain results you can be proud of, you’ll need to invest in professional teeth whitening in Coppell. Here at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics, we offer two ways for you to do so. Whether you choose quick in-office whitening or convenient take-home whitening, your smile will soon be up to ten shades brighter! Give us a call today to learn more.
There are two different kinds of stains that can develop on teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains develop on the enamel, or the outermost layer of the tooth. They are typically the result of bad habits, such as smoking, poor oral hygiene, or consuming too many discoloring foods and drinks, like tea, coffee, and wine. Over-the-counter whitening products might work on extrinsic stains, but if they’re particularly stubborn, professional whitening can help remove them.
Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are more deeply set beneath the surface of the tooth. Physical trauma, as well as consuming too much fluoride as a child or certain medications like tetracycline, are often the culprit of intrinsic stains. They generally don’t respond to store-bought whitening products and require the help of our professional treatment to blast them away.
If you’re impatient to see a new and improved set of pearly whites smiling back at you in the mirror, you might benefit from in-office teeth whitening. With this treatment, we can brighten your smile in as little as an hour.
First, one of our dentists will isolate your teeth to prevent the soft tissues in your mouth from becoming irritated by the whitening solution, which is several times more potent than any product you can find elsewhere. Once we apply this gel to your teeth, we activate it with a special light. Within minutes, the gel breaks up the deep-set stain molecules on your teeth, revealing more of your teeth’s natural whiteness. When we wipe off the gel, the stains are removed as well. After repeating this process two or three times, you should be more than happy with your results.
If you’d rather gradually brighten your grin while relaxing at home, we’ve got just the solution for you. Our take-home whitening treatment begins with your cosmetic dentist in Coppell taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create personalized trays that fit your teeth perfectly. You’ll fill the trays with the bleaching gel and wear them for a certain amount of time each day, usually 30-60 minutes. You should notice a stark difference in your smile after about two weeks of daily use.